Poetry Reading by RSEA Alum David McCann

December 3, 2019
David McCann photo

The Korea Institute is hosting a public poetry reading by David McCann, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature, Emeritus, Harvard University, on Tuesday, December 3, at 1:00 pm in the 1st Floor Asian Centers' Lounge, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street.

Professor McCann (RSEA AM '71) will be reading from his most recent book, titled OUT OF WORDS (2019), published by Moon Pie Press, the latest addition to his previously published books of poetry, SAME BIRD (2016) and LOST AND FOUND (2018)

David McCann, the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature, received his B.A. from Amherst College, taught English for two years in Korea in the Peace Corps, and received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard.  He has published anthologies, studies on Korean literary culture, translations of the poets Sowol, Pak Chaesam, Kim Chi Ha, Ko Un, Kim Namjo, and So Chongju, as well as collections of his own poetry. His work in the field of Korean literature has been recognized by the Manhae Prize (2004), and the Korean Culture Order of Merit (2006).